March 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Thomas Napiontek: The Argument for Networking

Real estate investors have a competitive nature that is completely understandable. “Winning” a bid on the ideal investment property sometimes puts us at odds with each other, but there are three ways that real estate professionals can help each other – and themselves – by collaborating with others.

 

  1. Find a mentor. Novice investors who are looking to learn everything they…
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Added by Tom Napiontek on March 7, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

How to Protect Yourself and Your Money from Fraud

Property investors are financially astute and generally prepared to make the best decisions about where to put their money for optimal growth that fits their goals. But, there are unsavory people in every walk of life just waiting to part you and your money. Avoid being a target by following three simple rules of smart investing that will safeguard your investment against fraud.

 

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Added by Tom Napiontek on March 7, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

The BMO Housing Panel for 2013: in Review

With real estate continuing to stay on the forefront of minds and conversations across Canada, it’s most interesting to hear how very different the opinions of experts, pundits, investors, homeowners, and homebuyers are when it comes to the fate and future of the markets. In fact, doing a simple Google search for “Canada real estate news” yields hundreds of thousands of resulting opinion pieces, blogs and articles, running the gamut from “certain death by boom” to “status quo”, with many…

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Added by Tom Napiontek on March 7, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Why Edmonton is the Place to Invest

Have you given Edmonton consideration as an investment opportunity lately? If not, and you’re a serious investor on the look-out for outstanding opportunities, then Edmonton deserves a good look.

 

All it has to Offer

Edmonton is located in Alberta, Canada, one of the richest oil lands in the country, where oil and gas are fueling the economy and driving population and infrastructure growth. Investors are becoming increasingly interested in this area for many…

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Added by Tom Napiontek on March 7, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

The Benefits of Leveraging in Investing

Did you know that investing in real estate is the single investment where you can use someone else’s money to earn a return for yourself? It’s one of the many reasons investors flock to this reliable asset class. Leverage, is one such tactic. It allows an investor to utilize the value in his or her principle residence to increase the potential for ROI. But there’s more to it, and that’s what we’ll discuss here.

 

The Guidelines

By using the leveraging technique,…

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Added by Tom Napiontek on March 7, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

The Top 10 Features that Attract Young Families to Your Rental

The best tenants are those who stay a while and pay into an investor's equity, but the million-dollar question in the rental market is: How do you find them? Canadian Family magazine rated Canada's top 10 cities in which to raise a family, using specific criteria to rank the cities. What we can glean from their research is that young families want some things you might expect, and some that you…

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Added by Vision Investment Properties on March 7, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

5 Essential Tools For Smart Property Investing

Wading through property investment advice, tips and tricks can be tiring, but it doesn't have to be. Simplify your property investment strategy by going straight to the best sources for the latest Canadian rental property news and information. Your growing portfolio will thank you.

 

  1. The Canadian Real Estate Association posts current news items and statistics, updated within monthly, quarterly and annual reports right on the…
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Added by Vision Investment Properties on March 7, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Softening Canadian Real Estate Market Good News for Private Investors

While the Canadian economy has been generally stable, showing slow but reliable growth even since the worldwide economic crisis began in 2008, experts agree that it is becoming a little stagnant in the area of corporate reinvestment. That “softening” in the economy may be a good thing for private investors looking to get ahead of the curve and buy commercial office space before the projected energy…

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Added by Vision Investment Properties on March 7, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

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